This week we will be looking at Acts 13:13-51. After three weeks of hearing Paul preach about Jesus, he and Barnabas got thrown out of town. “And they were filled with joy.”
While it is true that Christianity says there is only one way to salvation, that should not be considered a bad thing. Suppose you were caught in a cave-in. There in the dark, you were hopeless and helpless. Then suppose someone came along, made an opening and said, “Come this way and you will be saved.” Would you accuse the person of being arrogant and exclusive? Would you protest that there should be many ways out of the cave for those who didn’t want to take this way? Of course not! You would take the way that was provided and be grateful the rest of your life!
As you ponder these thoughts this week, ask God to prepare your heart to receive the Word with joy on Sunday!
Songs we’re singing this week:
8:00 a.m. — “The Church’s One Foundation” and “O Spirit of the Living God”
10:30 a.m. — “Light Shine In”, “Mighty to Save” and “Your Name”